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How to identify cars and their number plates


How to identify cars and their number plates week 1 letters A-E


Number plate letters and their meaning.

The first letter on the number plate indicates the region of the car or vehicles first registration

for instance B represents a Birmingham registered number plate.

The second indicates the DVLA office of the original registration.

The last three letters on a number plate are always random.


Below is a list of UK number plates regional identifiers:




Anglia       Peterborough   AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF, AG, AH, AJ, AK, AL, AM, AN


Anglia       Norwich                   AO, AP, AR, AS, AT, AU


Anglia       Ipswich                  AV, AW, AX, AY


Birmingham     Birmingham  BA, BB, BC, BD, BE, BF, BG, BH, BJ, BK, BL, BM, BN, BO, BP, BR, BS, BT, BU, BV, BW,                                                                BX, BY


Cymru       Cardiff                     CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, CF, CG, CH, CJ, CK, CL, CM, CN, CO


Cymru       Swansea         CP, CR, CS, CT, CU, CV 


Cymru       Bangor                CW, CX, CY


Deeside        Chester               DA, DB, DC, DD, DE, DF, DG, DH, DJ, DK


shrewsbury     shrewsbury      DL, DM, DN, DO, DP, DR, DS, DT, DU, DV, DW, DX, DY


Essex       Chelmsford      EA, EB, EC, ED, EE, EF, EG, EH, EJ, EK, EL, EM, EN, EO, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EV, EW, EX,                                                        EY


Next week i will be taking you from regional number plates F through to K

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